이 사건은 과연 광주사태 당시 폭도들의 무장이 과연
정당화될 수 있는가의 문제를 다시 생각해 보게 한다. 만약 한 정의 총이 30명이 넘는 사람을 죽일 수 있다면
광주사태 때 폭도들 손에 들려진 오천 여정의 총은 과연 얼마나 위험할 수 있었겠는가?
실은 광주사태 당시 5월 27일 도청진압작전 전투에서 전사한 국군과 시민군 양편의 수는 조성희의 한 정의 총에
의한 사망자 수의 절반에도 못 미친다. 그리고, 그 이전에는 군인에게는 실탄이 없었으므로 5월 27일 도청진압작전
이전의 사망자들에 대해서는 시민군의 오발 사고 등에서 그 원인을 찾아야 한다.
미국에서도 단 한명이 총기 사건을 일으키니 수십 명의 무장 경찰들이 동원되어 발포한다. 그런데, 광주사태 때는
정부가 무기반납을 열흘간 호소하다가 5월 27일 부득이 강제로 무기 회수를 하였던 것이다. 도대체 어느 나라가
폭도들이 오천 정의 총을 소지하고 있는 것을 열흘 이상 방치한다는 말인가.
이번 버지니아 공대 총기 난사 사건의 경우
범인은 수업하기 위해 강의실에 모인 교수와 학생들에게 총을 쏘았다. 광주사태의 경우 무장난동자들이 도청을 점거할
이유가 없었으며, 5월 27일 새벽 무기 회수를 호소하는 군인에게 선제 발포하였기에 전투가 벌어졌던
것이다. 이제라도 광주사태의 진실을 말하자.
Tonight thousands gathered to mourn the 32 victims of the
united states' worst mass shooting.
>> Those who lives were taken did nothing to deserve their fate.
They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong timE.
>> The killer revealed, cho seung-hui left a note and wrote
you caused me to do this.
>> On the campus of virginia tech, this is bbc worlD.
>> In london, also in our programme, the mayor of -- is shot
dead while campaigninG.
>> In blacksburg virginia, police revealed the identity of
the gunman who killed 32 students here. He was a 23-year-old
south korea who had lived here all his life. They found a
disturbing note and a $500 reset for a handguN. Here is a look
back at today's developments.
>>> How do you measure the scale one way, the long lines of
students trying to attend the commemoration of something that
some of them will never forget. The campus nurses, medical
staff, and the heavily armed S.W.A.T. Teams, reassuring today,
perhaps, but yesterday unable to stop the carnage. What must
they all be thinking? Normally this place resonates with the
sounds of cheers for the university football team, but this is a
rather different occasion. This is just the overflow area, the
memorial service taking place down the road in the basketball
stadiuM. Thousands of studentsthought could actually happen.
George bush was here, too, a timely responsis is expected t's
chie ofgrginia tech commit s s
entire nation. We have come to express our sympathy.
>> In a nearby hall where the campus has been turned into a
camp for the world's media, some of the most pressing questions
were being answered. First and foremost, the identity of the
>> That person is cho seung-hui. He wasy alieN.
>> The hall where 31 innocentere gime scene. Escape, and an
inkling from a suicide note why he did it. An english student
and loner -- the victims of the monday morning massacre,
wereselection of a community of learning. 20-year-old ross
alameddine gunned down on his way to a french class. Mary reed,
a virginia local, just 19 years olD. Professor liviu librescu,
he survived the holocaust, but not this. He saved the lives of
students by blocking the doorway of his classroom. Granata, one
of e bishop, a foreign language tly s front of his students.
Here is what we know about how yesterday's events unfolded. At
7:15, police werethmbler johnston hall. Three two students, ryan
clark and emily hilscher had been shot did.Er sent an email
olice were called to norris hall. There, 31 people lay dead. As
officers arrived at 9:55, the firing stoppeD. The gunman had
killed himself with the last shot. Ten ev,edto theI yet che
hadorward toned ohe r crying when i realized that it wasn't a
nightmare, that it was actual reality.
>> The student cadets are in full dress uniform, the sound of
silence honours the dead, and in the hills of virginia, a place
of learning has been forced to confront actions that defy
understanding. Bbc news, blacksburg, virginia.
>> Speaking just a few minutes ago, the governor of virginia
described the killings as a horrible tragedY. .
>> This is the darkest day in a wonderful history of virginia
tech. This is a strong community, that is obvious in the
reactions of students even during the very difficult events of
yesterdaY. I pledge every effort of the state in the days to
come to cysting this assisting the university in the healing
process, to assisting the family members, as well as students
and people in the community who new a loan loneR. Officials are
asking what prompted him to commit violence on such a
devastating scalE. A portrait of a killer. The teenage, this was
home, centre vil virginia, a town house, today, E. Cho graduated
from west field high school. The korean community here is in
shock tt by himselF.
>> Cho seung-hui came to america when he was 8 years old. For
his parents ending up in a h be y it is only half hour outside
>> On the street today we heard about a closed-in young maN.
What neighbour said he would not respond if someone greeted him,
but most struggled to understanD.
>> This is a very quiet neighborhood, a well integrated
neighborhood, allin something that we have never thought would
have happened here.
>> Whatever drove cho seung-hui to kill is not an isolated
case. In the past ten years, there have been 19 multiple
shootings on campuses and at high schools.
>> Young people are much more sensitive, if somebody crosses
them, if they feel an injustice, they don't take it. They
retaliatE. We have a lot ofi and gsre combinatioN.
>> And for the disturbed, guns are always at hand. Larry
sells pistols likhohis home. N aheo card a with a handgun. Bbc
>> I'm joined here at virginia tech by a freshman student on
the university. Thanks for joining us. It seems almost
impossible that it was only a day ago that this terrible event
>> Yes. I woke up, i was alone in my apartment. I was upset
about it. I have been hanging out with my friends basically, and
it has been a long, depressing few days, but i am just going to
hang out with my friendS. Hh a student lounge, that's all we
knew, and for a while i was w wo i have
spoken today seem almos t
now its but>>Mevents?
>> I am not even leaving right now. I am staying here for the
whole week. I feel fine here, as long andbe much the location
that bothers me, it is just what happened, and, you know, who I
am with right now is all that matters.
>> This was a huge memorial service a few hours agO. You
tried to go.